Travelling to Lanzarote, Canary Islands - How to Get There?


Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands and lies about 150 km. (70 miles) off the coast of Saharan Africa. The island may be reached by sea and by air and it is one of the best communicated in the Canary Islands. The two main ports cover regular and inter island traffic routes that include; Playa Blanca to Fuerteventura and Arrecife to the peninsula and Gran Canaria and Tenerife. At the Lanzarote airport, there are many daily flights from all major European cities.


In addition, there are also daily flights to the capitals of the Canary Islands and the peninsula, mostly to Madrid and Barcelona. For exploring the island’s interior, rent a car or book a seat on an organised trip at any travel agency or hotel is recommended.

by Air (Plane)
There are many direct flights to Lanzarote from many major cities of Europe and the world. Flying to the other islands of the Canary Islands and then getting to Lanzarote by ferries is another option for getting to the island. The national airline for Lanzarote is the Iberian Airways.

The International Airport in Lanzarote is the Lanzarote Airport - ACE ((Phone: 902 404 704 , 928 820 704; www.aena.es) and it is located about 5 km. on the south of the capital city Arrecife.

There are two terminals at the Lanzarote airport that include; Terminal 1, for the international flights and Terminal 2, for the inter-island flights.

There are two bus routes connecting Lanzarote airport to Arrecife. A bus runs in every 30 minutes to Arrecife.

Taxi to Arrecife costs about 12 Euros, to Costa Teguise about 20 Euros and to Playa Blanca about 40 Euros. Car hire is also another option for getting around the island. Many of those car hire agencies have offices at the airport offering cheap car hire in Lanzarote.

by Sea (Ferries) from Spain
It is possible to get to Lanzarote by sea from the city of Cadiz in Spain. Trasmediterranea (www.trasmediterranea.es; Phone: 902 454 645) is the ferry company for travelling via Cadiz. There are regular ferries once a week from Cadiz to Arrecife.

There are also regular ferries between the other islands of the Canaries.


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